Youth of Suburbs: Territories and Cultural Practices

Territories in Question: Routes in Territories
By Éric Marlière


The ways of life of the youth of suburbs “cites” are generally connected with representations homogenezing based on the image of a community of destiny. However, differences in cultural practices can be observed among them, according to their age group, their schooling cursus, affinities, or family origins. This article describes the variety of procatices between those who are devout muslims, those practicing sports or even those engaged in criminal activities. Of course, migratory background combined to the local history creates a sort of common cultural reference which delineates common and specific cultural practices for the young people.


  • Youth of suburbs
  • Culture
  • Family
  • Way of life
  • Migration
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